Spice rubs can be a perfect present. They are versatile and so much better than a commercial mix.
Makes 1 Cup.
3 tblsps dried oregano leaves
3 tblsps dried basil leaves
2 tblsps dried parsley flakes
2 tblsps dried thyme leaves
2 tblsps Coarse Kosher Salt
1 tblsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tblsp dries savoury leaves
1 tblsp smoked Spanish paprika called Pimenton ... La Vera is the producer and region
2 tblsps garlic powder
2 tblsps dried crushed red pepper
1. Whisk all ingredients in medium sized bowl.
2. Transfer to an airtight container.
This mix of herbs and spices is combined with extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar and used as a rub for grilled steaks in Argentina.
Rub all over steak prior to barbecuing or oven roasting or pan searing. Make the marinade with one fourth cup of the rub, a half cup olive oil and 3 tblsps of red wine vinegar.
* If giving as a gift, store in airtight container.
Serve with a Malbec 100% ... Apellation Mendoza, Argentina or Cordova.
Note that restaurant supply wholesale shops, warehouse chains and Asian or Latin Markets have many spices... Sources include